Oct 22

New Church Plant and Transitions

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New Church Plant

We are pleased to announce our newest church planting project. The Elienai Community Church is located on the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.  The recently rented a facility and also run cultural and social events during the week. The church is led by Pastor Carmelo Palmés.

Leadership of Elienai FMC

Community Church Planting

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The FMC in Spain recently hosted Bruce Bennett, Director of One Mission Society (OMS), South Africa.  He was in Madrid to present the vision for CCP. We invited pastor and leaders of the FMC in Spain and Europe to hear first hand this model of church planting. Bruce developed the Community Church Planting (CCP) model that has been used to facilitate church planting projects in several African and Asian nations. He is helping the FMC in Spain develop a strategy for CCP. Our plans are to begin training pastors and leaders in January 2014.

Bruce (c) praying for pastors and leaders


New leadership team in Rivas

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We are pleased to announce the transition of associate pastor Ángel as the new lead pastor of the Rivas church. Josh has been the pastor of Light & Life FMC since it began in 2005. Visa missionaries Fernando and Liliana will be part of the ministry team in Rivas. This change will allow Josh to have more interaction time with the other pastor and leaders or our FM churches and house churches being planted in the country. Josh will also coordinate the Community Church Planting model in Spain.

 

Josh introducing the new ministry team

Pray for:

  • Continued development of partnership building opportunities.
  • New ministry team in Rivas: Angel, Fernando and Liliana
  • Community Church Planting training that is planned for January.

Praise God for:

  • New church plant in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
  • Godly committed leaders in our FM churches.
  • New supporters added this month. We are thankful God continues to touch hearts to give financially.

The Partnership Affirmation Process

The Partnership Affirmation Process enables Free Methodist World Missions to thank our ministry partners and provides a clear path for donors to communicate their intent to invest in worldwide ministries and to partner with national leaders and missionaries.

We encourage individual donors and churches to prayerfully follow these steps in determining what they will give during 2014.

Read more on how to participate:

http://fmcusa.org/fmwm/the-partnership-affirmation-process

Support the ministry now…

Would you consider supporting Spain and the FMC church in this country? We are currently at 80% of our Missionary Support Account and 50% for the Country Support Account. Please consider making a special gift, so that we can finish the year in the black.

You can give directly on line:

https://give.fmcusa.org/fajardo

Or you can send checks to: FMWM, 770 N High School Road, Indianapolis IN 46214. Please include a note designating Spain or The Fajardos.

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